Painting The Huntington
Saturdays, Sept. 21-Nov. 2
Each session 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Each session sold separately.
Artist Richard Scott conducts seven classes in watercolor painting, using the gardens and architecture of The Huntington as subjects. Classes are suitable for beginners as well as experienced artists who want to hone their skills. Register for individual sessions or all seven.
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Sept. 21- Technique
In the first session, students learn the technique of watercolor painting: how to use brush, paint, water, and paper, for satisfying results. Students also learn a specific mindset to get the most fun and beauty out of this exhilarating and unpredictable medium. This session will be conducted in the studio classroom.
Sept. 28- Color
To paint confidently in color, one must understand how color really works. In the second session, students learn how to gain the upper hand with this commonly misunderstood and fascinating area of study. This session will be conducted in the studio classroom.
Oct. 5- Seeing
In the third session, students learn a method of seeing and interpreting color that can transform how they perceive and paint. Students apply the lesson to explore and paint the gardens of The Huntington.
Oct. 12- Form
In the fourth session, students learn how to sculpt form in their artworks through the use of two specific components of color. Relevant painting techniques are also demonstrated and discussed. Students apply the lesson to explore and paint the architecture of The Huntington.
Oct. 19- Light
In the fifth session, students learn how to paint the effects of light in their watercolors. Ideas on visual perception and how to use color knowledge to add radiance to an artwork are demonstrated and discussed. Students apply the lesson to explore and paint the gardens of The Huntington.
Oct. 26- Nuance
In the sixth session, students learn how to add the beauty of nuance to their watercolors. Color transitions, and techniques to achieve a variety of edges are demonstrated and discussed. Students apply the lesson to explore and paint the architecture and gardens of The Huntington. Still life examples will also be made available for painting.
Nov. 2- Design
In the final session, students learn how to design watercolors that express personal meaning. Masterworks from different eras of art are studied for inspiration, and a creative process for composition is demonstrated and discussed. Students apply the lesson to explore and paint the architecture and gardens of The Huntington.
Class is held in Roger's Classroom of the Banta Education and Visitor Center. Visit any admission window for directions to the Banta Education and Visitor Center for check-in at 8:45 a.m.
Registration is not available day of the event. To be added to a wait list, call 626-405-3457. Refunds require 5-day cancellation notification.
The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens (View)
1151 Oxford Road
San Marino, CA 91108
|Minimum Age: 18|
|Kid Friendly: No|
|Dog Friendly: No|
|Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!|